Valentine’s Day is approaching soon and usually over the years I’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day kinda like this…
However this year I am in a much more festive mood, so I decided to get a head start on my holiday baking and bake some Valentine’s Day sugar cookies for my son and family.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- sugar cookie dough recipe
- royal icing
- mini heart shaped cookie cutter
- food gel paste (various colors)
- Gourmet Writer Pen (optional)
STEP 1: Make your sugar cookie dough and chill in fridge over night. You can use a simple sugar cookie recipe like one HERE
STEP 2: Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Take your dough out the fridge and start to roll on a floured surface. Use a mini heart cookie cutter to start cutting out your cookies.
STEP 3: Place cookies on baking sheet and bake in oven for 6-8 minutes.
STEP 4: Once cookies are done take them out the oven to cool. Start to make your royal icing. Royal Icing is super easy to make. I use powdered sugar, lemon juice and egg whites. People make royal icing various ways. For a quick recipe click HERE
STEP 5 (optional): Color your royal icing. I use Americolor Food Gel (just a drop or two will do)
STEP 6: Glaze your sugar cookies.
STEP 7: Let the royal icing set for a few hours/overnight.
STEP 8: You can leave the cookies as is or decorate your cookies with a Gourmet Writer Pen and write cute messages on the cookies.
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller